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How to help your small business survive once JobKeeper ends

The JobKeeper wage subsidy has kept thousands of Australian businesses afloat, and their workers employed, through the worst of the COVID-19 induced economic downturn of 2020 but the scheme is scheduled to end on March 28, leaving many small…

New RBA report reveals how important JobKeeper has been during the coronavirus recession

JobKeeper has been described as a “country-saving moment”, with a new report revealing just what role the wage subsidy played during the pandemic. Job losses would have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic if the federal government…

Both tax and SMSF audits on still on ATO’s radar, but some leniency given

While the ATO has lately been focusing on the rollout of stimulus measures, it has also flagged that audit work is not off the table completely. In late July, when the ATO fronted a parliamentary Senate Select Committee on COVID-19, its representative…

ATO’s cyber safety checklist

ATO’s cyber safety checklist Scammers never seem to rest, with even the lastest JobKeeper iteration coming in for some scam treatment. In a new update the ATO reports that it is receiving reports of email scams about JobKeeper and backing…

JobKeeper Payment

The JobKeeper Payment is a payment made to eligible businesses and not-for-profits affected by the Coronavirus to support them in retaining employees. Eligible businesses that elect to participate will receive a payment of $1,500 per…